As Stellus Capital Investme (SCM) Stock Rose, Muzinich & Company Upped by $1.79 Million Its Position; As Aflac (AFL) Valuation Rose, Shareholder Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale Upped Its Position

February 18, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Muzinich & Company increased its stake in Stellus Capital Investme (SCM) by 19.44% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Muzinich & Company bought 137,526 shares as the company’s stock rose 0.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 845,077 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.54M, up from 707,551 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Muzinich & Company who had been investing in Stellus Capital Investme for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $191.19 million market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $11.99. About 67,407 shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) has risen 41.16% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.46% the S&P500.

Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its stake in Aflac Inc (AFL) by 16.36% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale bought 50,366 shares as the company’s stock rose 3.90% with the market. The institutional investor held 358,223 shares of the accident &health insurance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.09 million, up from 307,857 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale who had been investing in Aflac Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $35.00B market cap company. The stock increased 1.39% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $89.65. About 2.14M shares traded. Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has risen 7.68% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.




Investors sentiment decreased to 1.75 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.45, from 2.2 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 6 investors sold SCM shares while 6 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 3.90 million shares or 4.63% more from 3.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Com (Trc) holds 12 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Florida-based Raymond James And Assoc has invested 0% in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% or 24,214 shares in its portfolio. Us Bank De invested 0% in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM). Morgan Stanley accumulated 43,749 shares. Qs Invsts Lc holds 0% or 445 shares. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Ltd has 0% invested in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) for 13,759 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can owns 180,000 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Lp accumulated 121,596 shares. Cwm Llc accumulated 1,839 shares or 0% of the stock. Muzinich And Co holds 1.14% or 845,077 shares. The France-based Axa has invested 0% in Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM). Raymond James Advsrs reported 35,311 shares stake. California Public Employees Retirement reported 22,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Advsr Asset Management Inc invested in 610,976 shares.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 insider sales for $98,076 activity.

Among 7 analysts covering Stellus Capital (NYSE:SCM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Stellus Capital had 15 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, August 4. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 31 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, November 10. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Raymond James. The company was initiated on Thursday, February 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 25 by Ladenburg. Janney Capital reinitiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, April 27 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (NYSE:SCM) rating on Sunday, October 22. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $14.5 target.

Muzinich & Company, which manages about $22.20 billion and $1.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apollo Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AINV) by 979,138 shares to 8.59M shares, valued at $52.47M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in American Capital Senior Floati (NASDAQ:ACSF) by 173,453 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 187,974 shares, and cut its stake in Ares Capital Corp (NASDAQ:ARCC).

Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale, which manages about $12.83 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 24,584 shares to 958,477 shares, valued at $164.35M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) by 29,291 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 460,754 shares, and cut its stake in Mettler Toledo International (NYSE:MTD).

Among 19 analysts covering Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 16% are positive. Aflac Incorporated had 52 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bruyette & Woods;KBW; KBW” to “Mkt Perform” on Thursday, August 27. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of AFL in report on Monday, December 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 9 with “Sell”. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Wood. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by SunTrust. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) on Monday, October 12 with “” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Bank of America. The company was downgraded on Monday, May 23 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 44 investors sold AFL shares while 297 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 232 raised stakes. 250.65 million shares or 1.32% less from 254.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams invested 0.5% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). 1,395 are owned by Cwm Ltd. 35,600 are owned by Cap Wealth Planning Ltd Liability Corporation. 181,829 were accumulated by Parsec Fin. North Star Asset Mgmt Incorporated has 0.45% invested in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) for 58,407 shares. Security Financial Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia stated it has 15,308 shares or 1.22% of all its holdings. Washington National Bank & Trust has invested 0.02% in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Apg Asset Management Nv invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL). Mutual Of America Cap Limited Liability stated it has 47,715 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Cleararc Capital Inc holds 0.12% or 10,162 shares in its portfolio. Sii Investments Wi invested in 0.12% or 26,510 shares. Investment Advisors Llc invested in 0.32% or 57,645 shares. Baker Avenue Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 15,058 shares stake. Principal Fincl accumulated 905,980 shares. Ifc Incorporated Fl accumulated 14,109 shares or 0.08% of the stock.

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